Monday, 4 January 2010

50 Interesting Facts

Shamelessly stolen from a VERY cool website, along with my comments, in red.

1. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side. True

2. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. That's kinda scary, no?

3. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. Hmmm....I'll try this and report back

4. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it. Eww. My tongue is ALWAYS pink

5. The Mercedes-Benz motto is “Das Beste oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing”. Cool

6. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal. Hmm...I didn't know that

7. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing. Very cool...I'll experiment next time I look at my boyfriend, Edward Cullen

8. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night. This I don't believe...I love my sleep whether I smoke or not

9. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day. Wow...I need to laugh ALOT more. I don't think I laugh even ONCE a day on most days :o(

10. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. I don't think this is true...I think it's the echo of the air around you...or it really IS the ocean. ;o)

11. Dalmatians are born without spots. This I knew already...I'm so smart

12. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. Huh...go figure

13. The ‘v’ in the name of a court case does not stand for ‘versus’, but for ‘and’ (in civil proceedings) or ‘against’ (in criminal proceedings). Huh??

14. Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left. Considering that I wear shirts, I knew this already

15. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids. Really? Who investigates these things and do they have a REAL job too?

16. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee. Oh GROSS!

17. Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks. Again I ask, who investigates these things???

18. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones. BRB...going to buy a store full of blue paint and paint my entire house blue!!

19. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die. Good grief...I guess there's no hope for allergy sufferers...that would explain alot about some of my allergy-stricken friends - LOL!

20. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart. Wow...this I did not know

21. The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate. Huh? I don't get it

22. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red. How on EARTH did they figure this one out? For the love of Pete

23. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red. Eww

24. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor. LOL

25. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney. Who really really.

26. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros. Useless information

27. Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan. Good grief

28. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it. LOL

29. The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples. OK

30. There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Good thing you told me...I certainly don't want to count them thank you very much

31. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting. I no believah

32. Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death. I have heard this before and I think it's gross

33. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body. Wow.

34. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. Ugh who CARES?? Why do those things even NEED a name anyway?

35. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game. And this is why I do not play soccer...stupid sport

36. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air. Interesting

37. Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die. No wonder we have such overpopulation on our planet

38. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it is smiling). That's so cool!

39. Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.” LMAO!!

40. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot. Huh...

41. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. I AM a red head now.

42. The average person laughs 13 times a day. Not me.

43. Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil) Don't care

44. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. Talk about batting our eyelashes too!

45. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog. I don't believe this. I had a wonderful german sheppard...I think dobermans, pitbulls or rottweilers are more vicious
...just sayin'

46. Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump. That's far!!!

47. Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound. Neato!

48. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death. Oh come ON!!! LOL

49. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause. Really? That is fascinating...really...I never knew this!

50. The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!! EWWW! Pin It

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